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Fake news: Weapon of choice in modern information warfare

Misinformation epidemic taking on a life of its own

TOKYO -- In February, a member of Lithuania's parliament received an email claiming that German soldiers stationed in the East European country had raped a young Lithuanian girl.

A police investigation into the accusation found it to be totally unfounded. The Lithuanian government believes the false report is a fake news story that originated in Russia.

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